Why Your Company Needs An EAP?

WORKPLACE STATISTICS:
Up to 68% of all workers will, at some time, experience workplace problems severe enough to prevent them from coping with day-to-day duties. (Titlemore, J. (1994) Not Just a Handout, CA Magazine)


Problems seen most frequently include:

  • Family Crisis - 25%
  • Stress - 23%
  • Depression - 21%
  • Chemical Dependency - 18%
  • Workplace/Job Conflict - 9%

For every dollar invested in an EAP, employers generally save anywhere from $10 to $26.


Use of EAPs have been shown to result in:
66% decline in absenteeism after alcohol abusers have been identified and treated (Hazelden Foundation)
60% decline in utilization of sickness benefits, 65% decline in work-related accidents, 30% decline in workers compensation claims (American Management Magazine)
28% savings on mental health benefits (Journal of Health Care Benefits)


UNION/MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS:
EMPLOYEE RESOURCES has tested experience working with both Union and Management under the guidelines of their negotiated agreement. The benefit of our EAP provided to the employees helps management to ensure a productive workforce, and helps labor to ensure that the employees/families are receiving the proper and appropriate care they deserve while maintaining their jobs. Blending employee needs with employer expectations is not always easily accomplished. We therefore operate under a simple philosophy. We are very strong employee advocates, ensuring that an employee has the benefit of and access to the best treatment available for any personal problem. However, the employee has the personal responsibility to be accountable for his/her behavior which includes following through with treatment.  Our philosophy is one of advocacy and accountability. 

If you have ever had an employee test positive for alcohol or other drugs, you know how difficult and complicated the next steps can be. EMPLOYEE RESOURCES can be your one and only call. EMPLOYEE RESOURCES has Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) on staff.  We are fully aware of all regulations involved with this process. The advantage of using EMPLOYEE RESOURCES is that we are completely independent of all treatment. We have no financial investment in keeping someone in treatment or at a particular facility.


COMPLIANCE:
If you have a drug testing program as an employer, EMPLOYEE RESOURCES can help when you get a positive test result. We do the full clinical assessment, determine level of care, place an employee in treatment, do follow up, and with appropriate signed consents for releases of information, we give you, the employer, any reports you need. In a union shop, the same information may be given to the union official as requested and/or required. An example of this is the "Last Chance Agreement". When an employee is fired, a person may be re-instated based on complete compliance with the terms of a Last Chance Agreement. EMPLOYEE RESOURCES works very closely with the employee, the management, and the union to advocate for the employee and to hold the employee accountable for compliance with our recommended treatment plan. Many employees jobs have been saved and people have benefited from using this valuable process.


GOOD WILL:
An EAP is one of those benefits that shows that an employer cares about its employees. A person can come to the EAP on his/her own (self-referral), or under the advisement of a supervisor (supervisory referral). In either case, the purpose of accessing the EAP is to get the employee help if he/she is struggling with a personal problem. When employees realize this service is strictly confidential and only in their best interest, they are very grateful to have the opportunity afforded them by the employer. The service is free to them, prepaid by the employer. Beyond the sessions with the EAP, the person is referred to a treatment provider or a community resource that will be paid through his/her health insurance. It may be self pay if the person chooses a resource not covered by insurance. It is a win/win for employee and employer.